Monday, May 3, 2010

Gallatin Campus Closed Tuesday-Finals Information

In order to ensure the safety of all campus members, the main campus in Gallatin and teaching sites in Davidson, Macon, Robertson, and Wilson counties will be closed on Tuesday, May 4, 2010. Also, dual enrollment classes will not be meeting on Tuesday. The Livingston Campus is and will remain open as per normal operations.

Our state and local authorities have advised us to expect the current water levels to remain constant for the next twenty-four hours. According to Sumner County Emergency Management, the river is still cresting and many roadways are still closed. For some remote areas, the rescue effort has just begun.

• Exams originally scheduled for Monday, May 3, 2010 will be rescheduled for Friday, May 7th and will follow the previously published exam schedule regarding times.

• Exams originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 4th, will be rescheduled for Monday, May 10th and will follow the previously published exam schedule regarding times.

The revised schedule will no doubt create some scheduling conflicts for faculty members and students; we ask for your patience as we attempt to deal with the situation. Any unusual circumstances or conflicts in the revised schedule should be resolved on an individual basis and faculty members should contact their department chair or academic dean for assistance if/where necessary. Students should contact their instructors to discuss potential time conflicts; contact the Division Dean if unable to reach your faculty member.

Graduation ceremonies will be conducted as planned Saturday at 10am. Graduation rehearsal will be held on Friday as planned, but may be delayed by 15 minutes or so. Students scheduled to participate in the graduation rehearsal should contact their instructor to schedule a different time for their final exam.

It has been well over a century since this state has experienced a combination of heavy rainfall and massive flooding. We ask for your cooperation and support as we make new arrangements for such a critical point in our academic year. We hope that everyone remains safe during this unusual weather pattern. Please continue to check our website ( for more details about campus closings and make-up exams.


Anonymous said...

I really appreciate Vol State for trying to help keep the staff and students safe during this hard time. I'm still out of power and have been since early Sunday morning. Unfortunately I live in an area that's very rural in Davidson county and its hard for NES to get here due to all the street damage. I'm asking Vol State to please remain closed on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 simply because I have no way to get to school tomorrow. I have two major science exams that will be hard to reschedule if I miss. Please just remember that students travel from everywhere in middle TN not just Gallatin and Hendersonville. Just keep us posted on anything new.

Anonymous said...

I am taking an online RODP course through Vol State, and I'm supposed to take my proctored final by tomorrow (deadline 5/5). I have emailed my professor to find out what to do if the Testing Center is not open, but haven't heard back yet. Any advice? Will VSCC be open tomorrow?

Many thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

I am an RODP student in South Davidson County and I am scheduled to take a final exam at Vol State on Wedesday morning. My instructor is not local and I am pretty sure that things wont change by the morning. I will keep checking the website to see if classes have been cancelled and then forward the info to my RODP instructor.